Dental Hygienists

6.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
43%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$77,810
or $37.41 hourly
VOLUME
207,190
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 43% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Persuasion
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Dental Hygienists' job openings is expected to rise 8.9% by 2031
'Dental Hygienists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Dental Hygienists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Dental Hygienists' was $77,810, or $37.41 hourly
'Dental Hygienists' are paid 70.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as dental hygienists?

As of 2021 there were 207,190 people employed as Dental Hygienists within the United States.
This represents around 0.15% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 679 people are employed as Dental Hygienists.

Job description

Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.

SOC Code: 29-1292.00

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